Offered by: Robert Funk Fine Art
1581 Brickell Ave., Suite 2303 Miami, FL 33129 , United States Call Seller 305.857.0521


Interracial Love - New York City Street Scene - Proposition - Red Light District

$ 9,000
  • Description
    In the 1970s, the Times Square/ Mid-Town area of New York City was a gritty place of X-rated movies, Strip Bars, Pimps, Street Walkers, and cheap by-the-hour Hotels. The place was as edgy as it was magnetic. "Proposition" is a slice of life at that moment in history. Philip Reisman was an observer of New York's street life, and this work seems to depict a working girl with platform shoes and a John engaging in a romantic embrace.
    Signed lower right with gallery label on verso. Framed under glass.
    Reisman is a people painter. He studied at the Art Students League with George B. Bridgeman. By working at odd jobs he was able to take classes there for six years. His early paintings were candid, crowded scenes of the life he saw around him on the Lower East Side of New York: butchers, carters, peddlers, and homeless men in the Bowery. His first one-man show in 1932 was a critical success. His work is in the Smithsonian Museum, Museum of Modern Art, New York City Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, New York
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Watercolor
    Condition: Good. some slight fading of color and toning of the paper. Frame and matting shows wear.
    Creation Date: 1970
    Styles / Movements: Modernism, Outsider Art, Contemporary
    Incollect Reference #: 671788
  • Dimensions
    W. 9.25 in; H. 19.75 in; D. 2 in;
    W. 23.5 cm; H. 50.17 cm; D. 5.08 cm;
Message from Seller:

You'll find an eclectic group of art works at Robert Funk Fine Art. 45 years of experience has shaped Director Robert Funk's multi-perspective approach to presenting art. As an undergrad in painting, he studied with great teachers such as first-generation abstract expressionist Robert Richenburg and hyper-realist painter Janet Fish. In Graduate School he worked with famed critic E.C. Goossen and went on to work as a Photographer, New York Advertising Art Director, and Art Collector.

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